Retail

Tech Talk for Tuesday May 22nd 2018

Pre-opening Comments for Tuesday May 22nd U.S. equity index futures were higher this morning. S&P 500 futures were up 5 points in pre-opening trade. Micron jumped $3.24 to $58.72 after announcing a $10 billion share buyback program. The company also announced an arrangement to provide specialty ch ...

How much you should pay in fees on your work savings plan

Q. I have been registered with an insurance company through my employer since 2001. At the present time, I have about $50,000 in my plan. I pay 3% and my employer matches 3%. My concern is that I’ve noticed that the insurance company is charging me a high amount of management expenses. Every mon ...

Tech Talk for Monday May 21st 2018

Pre-opening Comments for Monday May 21st U.S. equity index futures were higher this morning. S&P 500 futures were up 15 points in pre-opening trade. Index futures responded to news that trade negotiations between China and the U.S. are progressing. Big Lots (BIG $41.64) is expected to open higher ...

Gasoline Prices Drive Inflation Higher

The Conference Board of Canada’s Principal Economist Alicia Macdonald offers the following insights on Statistics Canada’s Consumer Price Index data for April: Quote “Core inflation remained firm in April while growth in the overall CPI decelerated to a 2.2 per cent pace. The outlook for infl ...

Tech Talk for Friday May 18th 2018

Pre-opening Comments for Friday May 18th U.S. equity index futures were mixed this morning. S&P 500 futures were unchanged in pre-opening trade. The Canadian Dollar slipped 0.11 to U.S. 78.00 cents following release of economic news at 8:30 AM EDT. Consensus for March Retail Sales was an increase ...

9 things you should always buy at Dollarama

Oh, Dollarama. The store with long aisles, bright lighting and jam-packed (but perfectly organized) shelves may seem overwhelming at first glance, but there are serious bargains to be had. Think of shopping at Dollarama as you would hunting for treasure at an antique sale — you have to wade throu ...

9 things to always buy at Dollarama

Oh, Dollarama. The store with long aisles, bright lighting and jam-packed (but perfectly organized) shelves may seem overwhelming at first glance, but there are serious bargains to be had. Think of shopping at Dollarama as you would hunting for treasure at an antique sale — you have to wade throu ...

Tech Talk for Thursday May 17th 2018

Pre-opening Comments for Thursday May 17th U.S. equity index futures were lower this morning. S&P 500 futures were down 5 points in pre-opening trade. Index futures were virtually unchanged following release of economic news at 8:30 AM EDT. Consensus for Weekly Jobless Claims was 217,000 versus 21 ...

RETAIL SPDR JUMPS TO A FOUR-MONTH HIGH AND HAS BECOME A NEW MARKET LEADER -- RETAIL LEADERS INCLUDE MACYS, UNDER ARMOUR, AND NIKE

S&P RETAIL SPDR GOES FROM LAGGARD TO LEADER... A strong April retail report yesterday was credited with helping push bond yields to the highest level in seven years. That's because it showed strong consumer spending which is two-thirds of the U.S. economy. Retail stocks must have gotten the message ...

Rates outlook: Falling U.S. inflation may become a Fed concern by late 2018

Economic data have been mixed since the Bank of Canada increased the overnight rate 25 basis points in January.1 Employment growth remains positive and consumer price inflation has been firm. However, retail sales and exports have been soft, and housing turnover has fallen since housing policy chan ...